Meet like-minded OLLI at Pacific members by joining one of our Shared Interest Groups (SIGs). SIGs are independent groups of members who plan their own activities each semester. There is no additional fee to participate. If you would like to start your own SIG, please contact us at 209.946.7658.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻

In-Person 🧍

Zoom 💻

Weekend Walkers🧍

Dates: Saturdays, Feb 10 - May 4,  2024
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 
Location: Burns Tower 

Join us for a one-hour walk around our beautiful Stockton Campus. Enjoy the scenery, socialize and improve your health. Walking is considered the best form of exercise for the whole body and is beneficial for all age groups. Research suggests that exercising in a group is better than exercising alone. Before participating, check with your doctor to ensure there are no medical contraindications, special considerations or limitations.

Armchair Travelers🧍🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Lunch and Learn (no-host lunch)

Dates: Tuesday, Feb 6, Feb 20, Mar 5, Mar 19, Apr 2 & Apr 16 
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Benerd College Room #117

Travel enthusiasts bring a lunch and settle in to hear fellow OLLI members share their own travel experiences from near and far. Enjoy your “staycations” while exploring the history, culture and customs of different countries in your own backyard.

Feb 6Diane Bingham Cuba
Feb 20Jennifer Juanitas Christmas in London 
Mar 5Steve JacobsNew Zealand 
Mar 19Sheri Grimes China 
Apr 2Jay & Dianne Scandinavia 
Apr 16  

Knitting 🧍

Date: WEDNESDAY, Feb 7 - May 1, 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Benerd College Room #117

Get your hands moving and learn to create something useful for you or your loved ones by knitting a hat, scarf or even a sweater. If you know the basics of knitting, get help picking a project to work on over the course of the class and if you are a complete beginner, we will learn the basic stitches before starting a project together. 

Writers Workshop 🧍

Dates: Monday, Feb 5 - May 1,2024
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Benerd College Room #117

Get in touch with your inner muse and interact with others who find inspiration by attending OLLI’s self-directed, peer-led writers conclave. The group meets weekly in a supportive and encouraging environment to share stories they have written at home and to receive feedback.

Coffee Talk🧍

Dates: Monday, Feb 12, Mar 11 & Apr 8, 2024 
Time: 10 – 11 a.m. 
Location: Benerd College Lobby

Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

Join your OLLI team and other OLLI members in a causal setting. If you want to be “in the know,” attend the Coffee Talk. We will meet once per month with a focused topic on membership benefits including guest speakers.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Discussion Group 💻🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Dates: Wednesday, Feb. 14, Feb 28, Mar 13, Mar 27, Apr 10, Apr 24, May 8, May 22
Times: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This group will discuss the challenges of our society and organization to better reflect diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).  An article will be provided to participants each meeting to encourage an open discussion about DEI. We will look at timely and difficult issues such as racism, sexuality, and institutional and individual biases to name a few topics.  Come and join us for lively and challenging meetings.